Fourteen-year-old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life.
Her favorite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park, the art of Emily Carr, and a certain boy with a "wicked grin." At the moment she dislikes her English teacher, shopping, and being singled out for special treatment because of her mother's death. Pamela is tall and slim and mostly uncomfortable with her rapidly changing body. She is unsure of herself and unsure of the loyalty of her friends.
In Alone at Ninety Foot Katherine Holubitsky has created a realistic portrait of a young woman's fight to gain the strength and courage to face up to the obstacles that life has thrown her way. This is a novel that will make readers both laugh and cry.
Alone at Ninety Foot is Katherine Holubitsky's first novel. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband, two children, two Siamese cats and a Clumber spaniel named Nelson.